omg ive had constipation for 4 days what can i do?
Topic: omg ive had constipation for 4 days what can i do?
September 23, 2019 / By Joss Question:
alright well ive
had little to no stool
for the past 4 days
last night i took milk of magnesia
but it did nothing
the stool is not hard its like normal
but only comes out a lil bit
what can i do??????????????????????
Best Answers: omg ive had constipation for 4 days what can i do?
Harding | 1 day ago
Try to learn the type and causes of your case of constipation. You may need the services of a physician in doing so. If he finds that surgery or other special treatment is needed to remove the cause, this should be arranged. The treatment program suggested below would be useless in certain cases, and it might cause dangerous delay in correcting conditions that should not be neglected. The following is intended for use in cases where no tumors or organic defects complicate the situation:
Eat an abundance of fruit and vegetables, fresh and cooked.
Drink at least eight glasses of fluid—chiefly water and fruit juices—every day.
Go to the toilet regularly everyday—preferably soon after breakfast—whether you feel the need or not. Also go immediately whenever you feel the urge.
If not able to have a bowel movement otherwise, take a saline enema at the end of a regular stool visit, but not oftener than once in three days.
Three times a day, take two tablespoonfuls of powdered brewer's yeast stirred into a glass of tomato juice or buttermilk. (This usually will not have to be continued more than a week.)
If possible, take half an hour or more of outdoor exercise daily, including running or walking. =3
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Originally Answered: Constipation for 3 days!?
Take 1000mg of vitamin C, the 500mg every 3hrs until you go. The problem may be the water that you are drinking. Even if you are drinking bottled water the food you are eating my have been prepared in local water. This is common while traveling.
Take a 1 to 2 quart warm water enema with a teaspoon of salt added for each quart of water in the bag. Hang the bag so the bottom of the bag is about 12 inches above your rectum, By administering slowly you will reduce cramping and be able to take more of the solution. Try to retain for 5 to 15 minutes. Relief will come fast.
Laxatives (even mild ones) disrupt the entire digestive tract and lead to laxative dependence as is evidence by another answerer's response that she uses them daily.
If you have reoccurring constipation you should be increase your fiber and water intake. You should also try walking briskly, running or riding a bike for 30 to 40 minutes per day 3 to 4 days per week. If that doesn't help you should be checked by a gastroenterologist.
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Make sure you drink lots of water, eat fruits and vegetables and foods containing fibre. Nuts are also good, prunes and yogurt are a good way to enable your digestive system if you like chocolate cookies, try Preventia cookies, you can find a box for about $3-$4 at wal-mart.
You may also want to pick up a tub of Greens+. You add it to apple juice or water and drink it everyday on an empty stomach. Be sure to drink a lot of water when taking Greens+ you may be able to find a tub for $20-$25, the larger tub goes for about $50-65 depending where you get it. Most health food stores carry them. It contains vitamins and minerals as well as pro and pre biotics, which help your metabolism.
Hope this helps!
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I'd recommend a warm water enema. An enema only takes a few minutes to bring relief rather than hours or days like laxatives can and don't send you running to the bathroom at a bad time. Castor oil works but is pretty rough and you don't know whem it will kick in.
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All the above food tips are correct. Stay away from castor oil - that's a severe "tie your stomach in knots" type of laxative.
Take an enema if you haven't done a s.h.i.t for several days.
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Originally Answered: 4 weeks & 2 days pregnant & EXTREME constipation (Sorry TMI)?
Stool softeners are generally considered safe during pregnancy.
Stool softeners, such as Colace, moisten the stool and make it easier to pass. The active ingredients in these products aren't absorbed by the body, so they're unlikely to have an adverse effect on a developing baby. Check with your health care provider, however, before taking any medication — including stool softeners and other types of laxatives — to treat pregnancy constipation.
Often, pregnancy constipation can be managed with lifestyle changes. Consider these steps:
* Drink plenty of fluids. Aim for eight 8-ounce (237-milliliter) glasses of water a day. Fruit juice — especially prune juice — also can help.
* Include physical activity in your daily routine. Daily walks and other aerobic activities can help prevent and treat pregnancy constipation.
* Include more fiber in your diet. Choose high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. With your health care provider's OK, try fiber supplements, such as Metamucil.
If you take iron supplements, mention the constipation to your health care provider. Although iron is an important nutrient during pregnancy, too much iron can contribute to pregnancy constipation.
If your health care provider approves stool softeners or other types of laxatives, be careful to use them as directed.